Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be show- casing cards, layouts, or projects featuring America's Patriotic Colors.
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this fun Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules. You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
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I don't know about you, but when I think of "Red, White, and Blue", my first thoughts go to our military. That is what inspired me to make this card:
|Front of Card|
|Inside of Card|
This card measures 5" x 5". I cut it using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. This cartridge has 100 card shapes on it! This one can be found on page 33, B3, Card, < Square2 >. I also used this cartridge to cut the next layers on the inside and outside of the card. The scalloped square can be found on page 33, C3, < Square2 > cut at 4". The rounded square can be found on page 23, A3, < Square1 > and was cut at 3 3/4" and 4 1/2".
I used 2 stamp sets that are only available this month: Home of the Brave and Courage. These stamp sets can be purchased only through the end of the month - July 31, 2013 as part of our "Let's Get Patriotic" campaign. Close to My Heart is donating $3.00 from the Courage stamp set to the USO and $5.00 from the Home of the Brave stamp set as well. I just LOVE this company!
|Home of the Brave|
I stamped the flag on the front of the card using a technique called "second generation stamping" which means that you ink up your image, stamp "off" the page once, and then stamp "on" your page a second time without re-inking. You get a "faded" image. I then took the "first generation" of the stamped image, fussy cut it, and adhered it to the inside of the card. (I just hate wasting things, don't you?)
For the stars on the right side of the inside of the card, I used a technique called "variegated stamping". For an explanation of how to do this, please click here for a prior post I created explaining the technique.
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686))
White cardstock (1385)
Ruby cardstock (X5927
Pacifica cardstock (X5759)
Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2170)
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2105)
Home of the Brave stamp set (D1576)
Courage stamp set (B1437)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)
If you would like to purchase any of the items used in my project, just click HERE to start shopping! You can also email me by clicking HERE.
I have decided to do my own personal giveaway for this blog hop as well in light of our "Let's Get Patriotic" campaign. I will give away the "Courage" stamp set to one lucky hopper!!! To be eligible to win, simply leave a comment below this post. (NOTE: U.S. only please)
Up next is Angela of 3 Crazy Monkeys.
Here's our lineup in case you get lost:
1. Connie - Connie Can Crop YOU CAME FROM HERE
2. Lucy - Love 2 Create YOU ARE HERE
3. Angela - 3 Crazy Monkeys YOUR NEXT STOP
4. Carolyn - Granny Ma's Creative Blog
5. Pam - Lovebug Creations
6. Holli - http:/
7. Carla - RacinCrafts
8. Vicki - Scrapbooking Creations by Vicki
9. Lori - Scrapping' My Stress Away
Thank you so much for stopping by - have a wonderfully crafty day!